VANUATU
CITIZENSHIP BY INVESTMENT PROGRAM

TIME TO CITIZENSHIP

2 Months

MEMBER OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS

Yes

FAMILY

Applicant, Spouse, Children, Parents

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

None

ABOUT VANUATU

Vanuatu is situated in a South Pacific location which is about 3 hours flight from Sydney or Brisbane, almost 3 hours from Auckland, 1.5 hours from Fiji, 1.5 hours from Honiara and 1 hour from New Caledonia. The country has a population of around 307,000, the most ethnically diverse on the planet. The official languages are Bislama which is a type of lingua franca spoken by all as well as English and French. The economy is dominated by Tourism and however there is an agricultural industry and just as important is the country’s Offshore Finance Centre. There are no income taxes, withholding taxes, capital gains taxes, gift, death, estate or succession duties applying to companies, trusts or individuals.

BENEFITS OF THE VANUATU PROGRAM

The Republic of Vanuatu is especially unique in the Pacific not only because of its indigenous and traditional ethnic diversity but also its colonial heritage which has resulted in a melting pot of diverse origins coming together in a peaceful and relaxed living environment.

  • Fast-track Citizenship, granted in less than 8 weeks.
  • Access to 130 visa-free countries including the UK, Schengen Zone & Russia.
  • Spouse, children and parents can be included to your application.
  • No minimum stay requirements
  • No corporate, income and capital gains taxes and no tax on worldwide income.
  • Completely confidential process.
  • Member of the Commonwealth of Nations, UN, IMF, World Bank, among others.

CONTINENT

Oceania (South Pacific)

CAPITAL

Port Vila

POPULATION

Over 300,000

TOTAL AREA

12,199 KM2

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (DSP) CONTRIBUTION

The Vanuatu Citizenship-by-Investment requires an applicant to make a significant financial investment into the country in return for citizenship for the applicant and his/her family. To qualify for citizenship, the main applicant must be over 18 years of age.

DEVELOPMENT SUPPORT PROGRAM (DSP) CONTRIBUTION

A non-refundable donation to the Development Support Program (DSP) starting from USD 130,000 (Excluding government & legal fees).

The main applicants and their dependants must have clean personal backgrounds and have excellent health.

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GEOGRAPHICAL NATURE

Islands

OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

English, French and Bislama

GDP

USD 0.9 Billion

CURRENCY

Vanuatu Vatu 1 USD = 118 VUV

APPLICATION PROCESS AND TIMELINE

WEEK 1-2

STEP 1

  • Applicant signs an appointment agreement with GLOBAL PASS and pays initial retainer.

STEP 2

  • GLOBAL PASS assists the applicant with preparing all required documentation for submission.

STEP 3

  • Local agent submits the application & documents to the Citizenship-by-Investment Unit (CIU).
  • Applicant pays the required processing fees (government, due diligence…etc).

WEEK 3-6

STEP 1

  • CIU runs a background check and launches the application process.

STEP 2

  • CIU issues the Citizenship approval letter.
  • Applicant makes the final payment

STEP 3

  • Applicant attends an Oath Swearing ceremony and collects the passport/s.

* The citizenship application timeline and approval are not guaranteed as they depend on the CIU’s due diligence processing time and outcome.

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